December 02, 2008

Slipping off quietly

My brother phoned to tell me that Mother passed away quietly at 9:30 this morning. She was an amazingly compassionate, energetic woman who was never too tired to make our favorite dish. She had been sick for a long time and had suffered much. She is now at peace. It will be a lot tougher for my brother - the two of them were very close. This is a picture of my Mom and my son on his last visit to her.

11 comments:

marley said...

I so sorry to read this. At least, as you say, your mother is at peace.

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh Isadora your prophecy was a lot sooner than probably expected in your comment on my Father's passing...
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

b13 said...

Remember the good times. I'm sure they are many.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I am sorry to hear about your mother. My condolences to you and your family.

Keropok Man said...

So sorry to read about your mum's passing.

Take care.

Isadora said...

Thank you all for your kind words. Although it was not a surprise it still hurts - after all, we have only ONE mother.

Janice, you are right - it was not expected this quickly but all things considered, it is best that she didn't have to suffer longer.

My brother is also doing well for which I am grateful.

Clueless in boston said...

Isadora, you have my sincere condolences on your mother's passing. To lose one's parent at any age is difficult and something we may learn to live with but never truly get over. Be well.

Laurie said...

I'm so very sorry to learn of your loss. I lost my father this 8 years ago last month. May you be sustained by your loving memories and the spirit of your mother who will live on in you.

Professor said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Denton said...

My condolences on your lose ... This is a difficult time and you are wise to focus on the enjoyable memories.

audrey` said...

Please take care, Isadora (((HUGS)))